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Please submit in writing to our office by 10 a.m. Thursday before the week of publication; be sure to state date of death. Obituaries of archdiocesan priests serving our archdiocese are listed elsewhere in The Criterion. Order priests and religious sisters and brothers are included here, unless they are natives of the archdiocese or have other connections to it; those are separate obituaries on this page.
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BERGER, Paul T., 78, St. Mark, Perry County, Dec. 29. Husband of Mary Louise (Hildenbrand) Berger. Father of Connie, Daryl, David and Frank Berger. Brother of Maryetta Boehm, Loretta Seckinger, Albert and Leroy Berger. Grandfather of five.
BOOK, Patricia A., 66, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County, Jan. 25. Wife of David Book. Mother of Lisa, Brian and David Book.
BRANSON, Mary Agnes, 92, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Jan. 19. Mother of Peggy Beltrame, Rita Parsons, Ann Ruhmkorff, Thomas and William Branson. Sister of Rita Mayer, Kathleen White and Thomas O’Gara. Grandmother of 14. Great-grandmother of one.
BULACH, Sylvester, 77, All Saints, St. Leon, Jan. 5. Brother of Linda Borgman, Shirley Werner, Arlene Wilgenbusch, Cletus, Jerry and Virgil Bulach.
COLEBERT, Madeline, 85, SS. Frances and Clare, Greenwood, Jan. 23. Mother of John and Harold Colebert. Grandmother of two.
CONSODINE, Mary Barbara, 87, St. Luke the Evangelist, Indianapolis, Jan. 21. Sister of Diane Consodine and Shirley Granahan.
CORAGGIO, Kimberly (Sams), 47, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Nov. 28. Wife of Steven Coraggio. Mother of Bruce Coraggio. Daughter of Jimmie Don Sams. Sister of Peggy and J. D. Sams. Grandmother of two.
DANFORD, Paul Raymond, 81, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 4. Husband of Anna Danford. Father of Pauletta Berry, Laurie Foster, Kay Pattingill and Kevin Danford. Stepfather of Kathy Isaac, Karen Sowl, Kelly Treece, Christopher, David and Michael Williams. Brother of Phyllis Emrich, Diana Shelton and William Prouse. Grandfather of several. Great-grandfather of several.
DRYER, Rosemarie (Mader), 64, Annunciation, Brazil, Jan. 6. Mother of Jennifer Bailey, Angela Freeman, Jessica Gorby, Maggie and Mark Dryer. Sister of Kathleen Dryer, David, Father Joseph, Michael and Steven Mader.
FONTANIN, Giuseppe, 84, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 22. Husband of Ines Fontanin. Father of Sandra and Fabrizio Fontanin. Grandfather of three.
HAAG, James R., 83, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 1. Husband of Virginia Haag. Father of Michelle Marvel. Brother of Teresa Ann Doerr and William Haag. Grandfather of two.
HAAS, Alma, 96, All Saints, St. Leon, Jan. 7. Mother of Debbie Schneider. Sister of Matilda Kallies and Edward Oehlman. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of one.
HOFFMEIER, Laverne, 70, All Saints, New Alsace, Jan. 24. Wife of Lester Hoffmeier. Mother of Scott and Steve Hoffmeier. Sister of Lorna Saar. Grandmother of two.
JUNIPER, Helen V., 92, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 10. Aunt of several.
LANGENBACHER, Bernard P., 92, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 20. Husband of Agnes Langenbacher. Father of Linda Bellezza, Helen Miles, Mark and Matthew Lagenbacher. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of two.
LINDSEY, Jean, 87, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Jan. 8. Mother of Phyllis Jordan, Rebecca Wood, Nancy, David and Randal Lindsey. Sister of Helen Kleinhelter. Grandmother of five. Great-grandmother of 16. Great-great-grandmother of one.
LUICHINGER, Jean A., 89, St. Pius X, Indianapolis, Jan. 20. Mother of Mary Cochran, Susan and Mark Luichinger. Grandmother of seven. Great-grandmother of four.
McWILLIAMS, Mary L. (Hettich), 80, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany, Dec. 17. Wife of Eugene McWilliams. Mother of Linda Heckman, Jennifer Naville, Lisa, Eugene, Gary and Mark McWilliams. Sister of Gilbert, Jim and Phil Hittich. Grandmother of three.
MILLS, Mary Juanita, 85, SS. Frances and Clare, Greenwood, Jan. 25. Wife of Glenn Mills. Mother of Pamela Green. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of eight.
MORENO-REYES, Manuel, 80, St. Simon the Apostle, Indianapolis, Dec. 27. Father of Gabriela Redding and Gustavo Moreno.
MORRIS, Agnes, 93, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Jan. 20. Mother of Kathy Smith and David Morris. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of five.
MUCKRIDGE, Michael Anthony, 47, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City, Jan. 3. Son of Don and Irene Muckridge. Brother of Brent and Patrick Muckridge. Grandson of Jeannette Muckridge.
PATTERSON, William J., 80, St. Rose of Lima, Franklin, Jan. 22. Husband of Mary (Rosebrock) Patterson. Father of Agnes Hawley, Patty Kaschak, Mary Jo McGowan, Susie Shanks, Bill, Chris, Dan, John, Mike and Tim Patterson. Grandfather of 25. Great-grandfather of 23.
PLEAK, Freda, 93, St. Mary, Greensburg, Jan. 23. Mother of Cheryl Linville and Richard Pleak. Grandmother of two.
RYAN, Donald Edward, 94, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Jan. 14. Father of Edward and John Ryan. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of seven.
ROSE, Harry A., 91, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, Jan. 19. Father of Maria, James, John and Robert Rose. Grandfather of six. Great-grandfather of seven.
STEINMETZ, Mary Antonetta, 78, All Saints, St. Leon, Dec. 24. Mother of Ramona Doll, Yvonne Gutapfel, Yolanda Kunkel, Jarrod, Randy and Stacey Steinmetz. Grandmother of 14.
TUNNY, William Alvin, Jr., 55, Holy Spirit, Indianapolis, Dec. 24. Husband of Rosann Tunny. Father of Austin, Ben and Jesse Tunny. Brother of Debbie and Bruce Tunny. Grandfather of two.
WADSWORTH, Michael W., 56, SS. Francis and Clare, Greenwood, Dec. 22. Husband of Janet (Sokolowski) Wadsworth. Father of Jennifer and Ryan Wadsworth. Son of Silvia Wadsworth. Brother of Pam, Ralph and Ted Wadsworth. Grandfather of one.
WRENNICK, Roy L., 79, St. Anthony, Indianapolis, Dec. 7. Cousin of one.
ZALEWSKI, Eileen, 92, St. Lawrence, Indianapolis, Dec. 16. Mother of Linda Dison, Sharon Teipen, Nancy Wyatt and Jim Zalewski. Grandmother of three. Great-grandmother of 14.
ZIPPERLE, Brian Christopher, 26, St. Mary, Navilleton, Jan. 20. Son of Brian and Robin (Waller) Zipperle. Brother of Dorie and Katie Zipperle and Nicholaus Waller. Grandson of Betty (Vanover) Zipperle and Kenny Waller.
Maryknoll Father James J. Madden died on Jan. 9, 2014, at Mission St. Teresa’s in Ossining, N.Y. He was 80.
A funeral Mass was concelebrated on Jan. 17 in Queen of Apostles Chapel at Maryknoll Center in Ossining. Burial followed in the Maryknoll Society Cemetery.
A native of Indianapolis, James Madden was born on Sept. 7, 1933, and attended the former St. Francis de Sales Grammar School and Cathedral High School.
He entered Maryknoll at Venard Apostolic School in Scranton, Penn., in 1949. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Maryknoll Seminary in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in sacred theology and a master’s degree in religious education from Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining.
He was ordained to the priesthood on June 11, 1960, and was assigned to Peru, where he spent most of his mission career. Father Madden also performed public relations and vocations work for the Maryknoll Society from its Cleveland and Chicago development houses, and served as vocations coordinator and vocations minister for the Midwest area.
Father Madden is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, R. Michael and Jane Madden of Venice, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations in Father Madden’s name may be made to the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545. †